Welcome to the 'New Somerset and Dorset Railway'
Tuesday, September 11, 2007
sabotaged but undefeated!
This is the original 'emergency' timetable forced on the S&D between 3 January and 6 March 1966, a final indignity to the finest line in England. Four trains a day between Bath and Bournemouth and just two on the branch! Hardly a 'service'. And more proof that the S&D closure was political rather than economic. No track rationalisation, no dieselisation (in case it encouraged users), traffic diverted away from the route and no attempt to push its incredible scenic appeal.
How those idiots from the sixties must be fuming in their graves as the S&D springs back to life!